Heartbeat House

Best Bollywood Workout, August 2013

Tired of jogging? Bored with spinning? How about a dancercise class with East Indian roots? Many instructors around town focus on the sensuous choreography of Bollywood dance, but you’re interested in getting in shape, not appearing in a musical (or are you?). At Heartbeat House in Atwater Village, Rahul Nath’s bollywood aero-bics leads participants through 55 minutes of jumping, hopping, bhangra pivoting, and the Bollywood version of jazz hands. As Hindi film soundtracks play in the background, Nath’s relentlessly sunny attitude makes not smiling impossible, even when you’re out of breath.